True love begins with triple

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See Mason’s story on Editor David Stevens’ Web log: Falling, With Style

Feb. 10, 2008 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities; 9 a.m. board of director’s meeting; 11 a.m. Senior Center meeting; 1:15 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: […]

One dies in Portales wreck

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel secure the scene of a car crash. One person was killed and another transported to a Lubbock hospital in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of N.M. 236 (Bethel Highway) and North Avenue O, according to Sheriff Darren […]

Feb. 7 – Baskett at basketball

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Hank Baskett took part in Thursday’s Wildcat basketball practice to help them prepare for their game against Hobbs Friday night.

Local Roundup: Two convicted of armed robbery

CNJ staff Two Texas men were convicted by a Curry County jury Thursday of armed robbery, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Gregory Boston, 24, and Donald Davis, 20, were found guilty of the July robbery of two Kelley’s Bar & Grill patrons, the release said. The men approached two patrons […]

We don’t endorse candidates — we just critique them

By Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications newspapers, which include this one, do not endorse political candidates. The practice dates to the company’s founder, R.C. Hoiles, who developed a political philosophy of small “L” libertarianism that advocates limited government, respect for the individual, free markets, free trade and property rights. Hoiles fearlessly criticized powerful institutions and […]

Woman in ICU after house explosion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales firefighters enter a home at 2113 S. Ave. I Place that was damaged in an explosion about 6 p.m. Wednesday. The home’s owner, Clytie Calton, 91, was taken to a Lubbock with a compound fracture to one leg and possible broken ankles. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Weather advisory

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, on this weekend’s weather for Curry and Roosevelt County: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 […]

Freezing rain, ice possible

The Associated Press The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday for Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties. Winter weather developing Wednesday will produce spotty areas of freezing rain and sleet mainly south and east of a line from Clovis to Ruidoso, with freezing rain […]

Wintry weather headed this way

From Ken De Los Santos, Clovis/Curry County emergency management director, warning of wintry weather expected for Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari areas: A LARGE STORM SYSTEM SPINNING OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THURSDAY WITH ITS REMNANTS CROSSING NEW MEXICO FRIDAY. ANOTHER STORM WILL ORGANIZE OFF THE WEST COAST LATE THIS WEEK […]

Jan.24

Thursday: El Desayuno Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m at the Taqueria Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. Club information: 714-0973.

Wall Street plunge reflects market woes

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Wall Street extended its 2008 plunge Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down 306 points and to their lowest level since last March after a regional Federal Reserve report showed a sharp and unexpected decline in manufacturing activity. Downgrades of key bond insurance companies added to the market’s black […]

Nov. 18 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

11-11 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: Closed for Veterans Day. Tuesday: 8 a.m., quilting; 9:45 a.m., Commission For the Blind meeting; 6 p.m., musical. Wednesday: 10 a.m., Red Hat meeting; 1 p.m., crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m., breakfast; 12 p.m., 42 players; 1 p.m., bingo. Friday: 10 a.m., needle gang; 6:30 p.m., dance. Saturday: 9:30 a.m., […]

Commission OKs plans for two subdivisions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved plans Thursday for two subdivisions containing 170 houses just north of the city limits. The two housing subdivisions are in the city’s northern extra-territorial zone and have to comply with the city’s subdivision standards, according to Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. According to city plans, […]

It’s Their Business: The Sewing Basket

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The Sewing Basket By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: The Sewing Basket Location: 1605 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell sewing machines, fabric, notions and embroidery supplies. The business also offers sewing instruction with the purchase of sewing machines and sewing machine repair. Who’s in charge: Kerri Forrest and D’Aun Barnes Employees: Three […]

Heather Wilson to seek senate seat

By The Associated Press Rep. Heather Wilson intends to seek the Senate seat being vacated in New Mexico by fellow Republican Pete Domenici, the Associated Press has learned. Wilson made the decision Thursday after meeting with her family and notified her staff Friday morning. She was calling supporters around New Mexico to tell them of […]

Domenici: Brain disease leads to retirement

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico, one of the most influential voices in Congress on budget and energy issues, announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of his sixth term because of a degenerative brain disease. “I come here today, to the site of the school […]

Thomas pleads guilty to open container violation

CNJ staff Clovis’ City Manager Joe Thomas has pleaded guilty to an open container violation and prosecutors have dropped a more serious charge of driving under the influence, court records show. District Attorney Ronald Reeves was not available Thursday to comment on why the state dropped the DUI allegation, a staff member from Reeves’ office […]

Tucumcari mayor resigns, cites poor health as reason

By Freedom New Mexico Mary Mayfield resigned Thursday as city commissioner and mayor of Tucumcari, effective immediately. Mayfield, elected mayor in 2004, is the first woman in the city’s history to serve as mayor. She had been advised by medical professionals to resign, according to her letter of resignation. “As some of you know, my […]